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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

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78rpm 5,426
popular 2,116
1920s 1,994
acoustic 1,962
1930s 1,942
Cylinder 1,435
Big Band 1,328
brrc 1,284
1910s 1,138
Popular 1,127
1940s 851
Orchestra 788
Acoustic 671
Oldtime 549
cylinder 529
Victor 480
Red Seal 476
fox trot 392
jazz 352
Opera 286
Folk 276
Irish 245
Celtic 241
radio 234
Country or Western 217
folk 202
big Band 201
country 193
78 rpm 189
Fiddle 184
acustic 179
popular music 179
edison cylinder 175
traditional 173
Music 164
big band 162
1950s 158
Bill from Ellerslie's record collection 158
otr 149
tenor 143
German 137
Jazz 136
swing 136
old time 126
world music 126
Bagpipe 124
Uilleann 122
Radio 117
Blues 116
Country 115
Scottish 113
OTR 100
Country Music 97
orchestra 92
Orchester 88
Band 84
novelty 83
oldtime 80
Crooner 78
blues 73
PJA-Complete 72
78 RPM 64
gospel 64
comedy 63
Cape Breton 62
BigBand 61
Billy Murray 60
Caruso 60
WW2 59
Piano 57
PJA-Incomplete 56
ww2 54
piano 53
guitar 52
band 51
fiddle 50
violin 50
Phonograph 49
Polish 48
vocal 48
Beethoven 47
Ragtime 47
Old-Time Appalachian 46
waltz 44
Arthur Collins 43
Hawaiian 43
baritone 43
religious 43
Hungarian 41
classical 40
French 38
western 38
Flute 37
Billy Williams 36
Popular singer 36
Swing 36
Scotland 35
Violin 35
banjo 35
Schnabel 34
comedian 34
rare 33
Traditional 32
World Music 32
Ethnic 31
Sonata 31
Christian 30
Big band 29
Irving Kaufman 29
organ 29
Slovak 28
comedienne 28
1910 27
78rpm records 27
Ernest Hare 27
march 27
1917 26
78 26
Accordion 26
Acoustic Country Blues 26
foxtrot 26
1918 25
British 25
Byren G. Harlan 25
Gospel 25
christian 24
steel guitar 24
ethnic 23
roaring 1920's 23
1903 22
Rachmaninoff 22
Stokowski 22
comic 22
jazz age 22
turkish 22
Billy Jones 21
Dan W. Quinn 21
Fiddle Tune 21
charleston 21
depresion 21
mp3 21
some with Big Band 21
1909 20
Edison Concert Band 20
Farrar 20
Faust 20
Paul Whiteman 20
early jazz 20
popular songs 20
ragtime 20
small group jazz 20
78s 19
Henry Burr 19
Tetrazzini 19
cylinders 19
danceBand 19
deco 19
opera 19
polka 19
soprano 19
Arthur Fields 18
Carmen 18
Destinn 18
Elman 18
Fibber McGee & Molly 18
Homer 18
J. W. Myers 18
Tenor 18
accordion 18
armed forces radio network 18
1919 17
Bori 17
Comedy 17
Instrumental 17
Philadelphia 17
Ruffo 17
Vernon Dalhart 17
harmonica 17
modern recreations 17
original recordings 17
rag time 17
show tune 17
torch song 17
ukulele 17
Al Jolson 16
Chopin 16
Comedy song 16
Journet 16
Martinelli 16
Spoken Word 16
Verdi 16
religous 16
1906 15
1907 15
1913 15
1935 15
1942 15
Aida 15
Ballad 15
Banjo Tune 15
SHOW DETAILS
Title
Date Archived
Creator
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
379,582
50
11
( 11 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
327,619
13
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Jolson
324,239
38
22
( 22 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alessandro Moreschi
198,080
25
102
Castrato
( 102 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
195,272
20
0
This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
173,098
4
6
( 6 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser
157,261
27
8
originally
( 8 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by John McCormack
137,687
14
14
( 14 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ada Jones
133,341
11
3
( 3 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benny Bell
130,292
20
5
( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Gathacol Radio
127,068
57
12
A expired Copyright collection of Music
( 12 reviews )
Topic: free, jazz, old
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn
121,602
13
2
London singer
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 1930s, 1940s, popular, some with Big Band, 78rpm records, WW2
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
116,967
5
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
106,246
29
5
Recorded on July 22, 1929 in New York City. This recording was composed by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf for an all-Black revue titled "Hot Chocolates." The band includes Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Homer Hobson on trumpet, Fred Robinson on trombone, Bert Curry and Crawford Wethington on alto saxes, Jimmy Strong on tenor sax, Gene Anderson on piano, Mancy Cara on banjo, Peter Briggs on tuba and Zutty Singleton on drums. This Orchestra may have single-handedly been responsible...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Music
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Leadbelly
105,869
22
4
MP3 of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" by Leadbelly
( 4 reviews )
Topic: Blues
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
105,255
22
0
blues
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Cantor
95,906
11
7
( 7 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Robert Gayler
95,414
2
5
Edison #3870 blue amberol recorded August 1919
( 5 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: Public Internet
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
89,158
8
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cal Stewart
88,799
4
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Scott Joplin
81,264
8
4
Sounds like a player piano to me.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, acoustic, Popular, 1910s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Sousa's Band
79,558
15
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
79,531
23
9
This is the original recording of Gershwin's masterpiece, what may surprise many people is that it is an acoustic recording not electric one. This record was released soon after the piece was first performed and was soon replaced by a much more common electrically recorded record. 2 parts
( 9 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bert Williams
70,979
2
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Prokofiev
66,831
24
15
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. Transfer by Bob Varney.
( 15 reviews )
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
64,475
13
2
MP3 of "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trumpeter Landfrey
63,548
5
10
Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Played by: Trumpeter Landfrey Recording date: August 2, 1890 Location: London, England Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued) NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39848 ** Historical note: Landfrey was a bugler in the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, October 25, 1854, of the Crimean War. On this recording Landfrey plays a trumpet that was used at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, of the Napoleonic Wars.
( 10 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by American Symphony Orchestra
61,255
6
4
Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Performed by: American Symphony Orchestra Composed by: Richard Wagner Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 7846-B-1-6 Recording date: 1921 Release number: 80638-R Release date: December 1921 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41877
( 4 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Dollar & His Ten Cent Band with Billy Murray
60,723
14
10
( 10 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Carter Family
56,305
20
8
Recorded on May 10, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. The Carter Family, with A. P., wife Sara and Sara's cousin Maybelle, are one of the most influential performing acts in American music. This tune sold around one million copies between 1928 and 1929.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Country, Old-Time Appalachian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward Meeker
51,609
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ed Meeker
51,564
1
0
Original hit recording of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, now in the Public Domain.
Topics: ed meeker, baseball
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Golden Gate Orchestra
50,120
7
7
This was the song of the 1920's it was a dance, a song, an idea, and also for many in the 1920's a way of life. The song seems to move us to the days of speakeasy's and the wild ride that became the roaring 20's.
( 7 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Collins
48,886
2
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
48,868
7
2
MP3 of "Praise God I'm Satisfied" by Blind Willie Johnson
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Henry Burr
46,871
4
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by fats Waller
46,548
6
3
78 RPM record GRINDING noises is removed (with Goldwave) so that we can hear what went onto the record instead of nearly a century of misuse. Dates, if given are a guess.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 78 rpm, Orchestra, Band, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
46,218
1
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
44,909
13
6
Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. Hurt said, when asked about this sweet murder ballad, that he "made it up from hearing people talk. He was a great man, I know that, and he was killed by two men named Bob and Louis. I got enough of the story to write me a song."
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Ballad, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
44,239
15
1
blues
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
43,425
10
2
MP3 of "Stack O Lee Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
43,339
15
11
Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. This was Johnson's first recording session. This tune is the story of Samson and Delilah. It is the flip side to "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time." Rev. Gary Davis popularized this tune in the early sixties during the Great Folk Scare.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn w. the Casini Club Orchestra
41,545
9
3
Recorded in October, 1935, most likely somewhere in England. This was Vera Lynn's first commercial recording. Lynn was much loved by the British because of her selfless efforts entertaining the troops during WWII. Indeed she was so popular that, according to myth, a commedian once cracked that the war was was started by her agent. Today, I think she is best known for her stirring performance of "We'll Meet Again" during the final scene of Dr. Strangelove; after Colonel Kong rodeos the...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, BritPop, Cabaret, Dance Hall, Easy Listening, Jazz, Oldies, 78rpm, Lounge
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Oratorio Chorus
41,310
0
3
Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Performed by: Oratorio Chorus Composed by: G.F. Handel Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1) Recording date: 1916 Release number: 80292-R Release date: May 1916 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
40,735
16
5
These cues by P. Green were among those used in W-B and H-B cartoons from 1957-60.
( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Morton
40,362
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
40,247
4
3
( 3 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
38,945
20
11
MP3 of "Police Dog Blues" by Blind Blake
( 11 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dick Justice
37,972
16
6
Recorded on May 20, 1929 in Chicago. Justice was a contemporary of Frank Hutchison, where he evidently worked in the mines with Hutchison and played music with him. This tune was recorded by Luke Jordan in 1927 as "Cocaine Blues" (not to be confused with "Cocaine Habit Blues" recorded by the Memphis Jug Band). This tune is one of most surreal in old-time country. While there are clear references to the partaking of the white stuff, there is also seemingly unrelated...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Music, Acoustic, Country
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
37,874
7
1
MP3 of "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
37,863
6
1
blues
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Fields
37,107
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Byron G. Harlan
37,087
2
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by James Reese Europe
36,924
3
3
"Castle House Rag - One Step", performed by Europe's Society Orchestra, recorded "under the personal supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle" on February 10, 1914. James Reese Europe was an important musical figure in the ragtime era (his band was the first Black band to record commercially). Vernon and Irene Castle were early popularizers of social dancing to syncopated music. From the original 12" 78rpm disk.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, Ragtime, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Original 78rpm disk (Victor 35372) digitized by old78collector
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dan W. Quinn
36,217
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Mctell
36,119
19
8
MP3 of "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie Mctell
( 8 reviews )
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Albert Farrington
35,157
14
11
( 11 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Original Dixieland Jazz Band with Al Bernard
34,789
12
6
( 6 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ernest Thompson
34,547
15
11
Here's the flip side of Columbia 130-D, The Wreck of the Old Southern 97, sung and played by Ernest Thompson. Recorded in 1924. From the original 78rpm disk.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: Music, Country, Folk, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Columbia 130-D digitized by old78collector
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Antonin Dvorak
34,391
4
0
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World". George Szell conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as the 5th.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, New World
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benno Moiseivitch, piano
33,571
8
6
PLEASE GO TO https://archive.org/details/BEETHOVENConcertoNo.5InE-flatMajorOp.73Moiseiwitsch-NEWTRANSFER FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"). Benno Moiseivitch, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Victor 78rpm Album DM 761 (058958 - 058967). Recorded October 21, 1938. Digital transfer by F. Reeder
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Beethoven, Emperor, Moiseivitch, Szell, 78rpm
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Various
32,515
16
2
Sounds from Birds, amphibians/reptiles, and mammals recorded from nature.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Field Recordings
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds
32,077
4
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com
31,794
4
6
If you enjoy this complete collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Abe Lyman Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE) This collection contains the following: Brunswick Recordings: 2903 IF YOU KNEW SUSIE/UKULELE BABY 2912 SING A...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Abe Lyman, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
31,754
7
3
Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. The title of this tune was a garbled translation of someone trying to decipher Johnson's singing, the title should have been "Motherless Children Have A Hard Time." Indeed, it is reputed that Johnson was blinded as a child by his stepmother in a fit of anger after she was discovered in bed with another man by Johnson's father, who then beat her.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Peerless Quartet with Henry Burr
31,448
2
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Geeshie Wiley
30,734
21
9
Recorded circa March 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. Don Kent has described "Last Kind Words" as "one of the most imginatively constructed guitar arrangments of its era...."
( 9 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, Delta Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Son House
30,677
17
5
Recorded in June 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. These recording sessions included Charley Patton, Willie Brown and Louise Johnson who all drove up to Wisconsin together from Mississippi. This tune made a deep impression on a young Robert Johnson, who was reportedly mentored somewhat by House; Johnson later recorded this tune as "Walkin' Blues." John Lee Hooker likewise did his own version in 1949 called "Burnin' Hell," based on the lines from the third verse: "Yeah, ain't...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, Delta Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
30,469
15
6
This is the closest we can get to the original performance, it was fresh in the minds of all the performers and was not like any other record ever made afterwards, enjoy this most unique recording and historic audio document. 2 parts
( 6 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cecil Gant
30,462
3
1
MP3 of "I Wonder" by Cecil Gant
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Thomas Edison
30,189
1
1
Mary had a little lamb Spoken by: Thomas A. Edison, inventor Recording date: August 12, 1927, Golden Jubilee of the Phonograph ceremony Location: Glenmont (Edison's home), West Orange, New Jersey Recording taken from Movietone Production news film. ** Historical note: In this recording Edison demonstrates how in 1877 he made the first record on his tinfoil phonograph. The original 1877 recording was not saved and no longer exists.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jimmie Rodgers
29,893
20
8
( 8 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cannons Jug Stompers
28,771
2
1
MP3 of "Walk Right In" by Cannons Jug Stompers
( 1 reviews )
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward M. Favor
28,753
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bessie Smith
28,159
6
1
MP3s from the original 78 RPM records, in glorious mono! Enjoy.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: bessie smith, blues, folk blues